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were house and the largest city. a densely populated district of labor. japan pose a newly elected prime minister is vowing to -- japan's newly elected prime minister is vowing to -- >> a second chance to make a mark. he stages a comeback of his career, and japan -- named japan's prime minister again. it set off political instability, and i want to learn from the previous experience. including the setbacks. >> the immediate challenge is the economy. years of industrial decline, an aging population, and slumping exports have drags japan and the stagnation. they increase public spending and revitalize growth. >> he has shown to the nation that his administration has to be the wind that could pull out japan's economy. >> of the nationalist politics will be tested, especially in an ongoing territorial dispute with china. they have long wanted to rewrite the pacifist constitution that allows only a military for self-defense. >> this is how to reshape of the culture of japanese postwar society. he has written about these things in the past and that is what he is concerned with. >> a cabi
france's foreign minister calls time. japan's conservative party returns to power crushing its opponents. and the web site which reveals just how heavily london was bombed in world war ii. thank you for joining us. heavily-armed police have evacuated a church where mourners had gathered in at the wake of the u.s. school shooting. president barack obama is preparing to travel to midtown -- to newtown to console the families of the victims that include 20 children. john, what do we actually know right now about this threat? >> i am not sure that i would make all that much of it. i am afraid to say that bomb threats are a way of life in this country when there is a major and national story on. people tend to take it upon themselves to do this kind of thing. nonetheless, this is the catholic church behind me and there was a service going on on sunday morning when the world's media count out outside, including al jazeera english, so people running out looking quite frightened. we're told there was a bomb threat. we have pictures of this. you can see from these pictures the police an
a convincing majority. many said they were undecided when voting began in tokyo. >> japan's voters have a lot on their minds. from a struggling economy to the struggle to restore its international status. no single party appears to have all of the answers. part of the problem is the inability of the political parties to excise the voters and the general apathy about any of the choices offered. this is the leader of the democratic party who is likely to win, gaining support from voters who was disillusioned with other choices. the prime minister has seen a dramatic traversal of fortune since he came to power three years ago. >> i want to the democratic party of japan to stay in power in the longer because i still have hope for them. >> i voted for the liberal democrats because they have been in power for a long time and that gives me a sense of security. >> i want to the liberal democrats to take a firm stance on international issues and improve the economy. >> that echoes the opinion of many in japan that the ldp will restore international supremacy. capitalizing on nationalist sentiment, thi
in 2013. >> in the dying days of 2012 it looks like japan pose a new leader has injected a local, at least financially. he's had his first day as the new prime minister. abe has been talking about reviving the economy and investors are still a little more optimistic. the nikkei average has climbed to a 21 month high. that's against the u.s. dollar. good for japanese exporters. a former adviser to the japanese foreign ministry says that abe will have a tough time fixing the economy because a, japan's because of japan's large budget deficit. >> the japanese fiscal cliff will be larger than the one in the united states, because japan's financial burden is considerably heavier than the other developed nations. in order for japan to put its fiscal house in order to, japan is launching a tax hike soon. there's one important condition for japan to do that. that is to observe stable growth by the time the taxes will be raised. this government, it has to be eager to boost its economy so that you can see an uptick of growth in the first half of next year. >> toyota is having its largest ever safety
says the shift to the right in japan is a worrying development. >> we think the much more pressing issues that japan must show sincerity. we need to improve relations between the two countries. >> the first full news conference, he was sticking firmly to the same hard line on these countries all the way to japan. >> but the islands are inherently japan's territory. we own and control them under international law. there is no room for negotiation on this point. >> they also address the record low turnout at the election which she put down to a decision and others blame and voter apathy. especially among the younger generation facing a return to the party that has dominated politics for 50 years. their parents grew up knowing no other government. they are facing rule under the same period for the young in japan, it is a return to the old normal. >> the politicians are always doing something up there. they are not really listening to ross. >> it is becoming like the elections are just for old people. >> the list of the number prime minister's get longer and naming them is becoming a b
to power after winning a landslide victory in their parliamentary election. they had ruled japan for 50 years before they were expelled. their forecast to win two- thirds of seats in parliament. >> as the results come in, japanese politics are shifting to the right, bringing this man, a former prime minister, back into the spotlight. expected to become his country's eighth prime minister in five years, the conservative party is predicted to take two- thirds of the seats in the lower house. >> we came back to the party. also, i am at a point of the old party with a tradition. >> for many voters across the japan, it was the state of the economy that influenced them. >> restoring the economy is the most important issue. the ldp can be trusted to do that. >> this woman also voted ldp. this country must -- >> this country must stand up for itself and be strong. >> this election is a dramatic defeat for the prime minister, who announced his resignation with his democratic party of japan likely to lose two-thirds of their seats. emerging as a major force in national politics, the outspoken nat
were involved in relief operations in areas around the plant. japan piece in the government says it whalers are heading out to the sea but only carrying out research. the main group departed on the annual hunt in the southern ocean surrounding antarctica. japan introduced scientific whaling to avoid a commercial willing than under a 1986 moratorium. a man and australia survived being mauled by a shark. he was serving in new south wales. he lost a finger and chunk of his five. putting on a brave face for the cameras but shark attacks are unusual this time of year. >> the dolphins swimming all around him and all of the sudden the sharp just comes up and took for the chunks out of him and then he'd actually put the nose of the board into the bull shark's head. >> did a marvelous job. >> the chinese government has approved a law forcing internet users to use their real names. china says the new rules will help prevent rumors from spreading and clamp down on corruption. but on-line freedom advocates say the policy is intended to stifle dissent. robert bride is in hong kong and send th
on treatment. >> australia has condemned japan's resumption of the zero waling program. -- of their whaling. the case is due to be heard next year in international court. >> of the rest of the world behaved like the japanese, there would not be a whale left. this must stop. we cannot continue to have a situation where everybody knows that it has nothing to do with science and yet japanese fleets travel from one side of the globe to another to engage in this and to break the moratorium year after year. >> the sea shepherd conservation society is on a boat planning to intercept the fleet saying a moratorium should be enforced. >> they should be enforcing this, but the international commission really does not have any teeth. there is no economic or political motivation for them to do so. there's no difference between what the japanese are doing and what elephant poachers are doing in kenya accept that in kenya, they are black, poor, and get shot for what they're doing. australia could send the military and escort them out of the area. there's a lot of trade deals and money at stake. japan is a
of the global economy at that time when the eurozone is still in recession in japan has also slid into recession. the risk is that this negotiation process could be protracted. i think president obama is proposing the concept of a fallback option, which would at least deliver some of the extension of the tax cuts and also unemployment benefits, which is very important. if the unemployment benefits cease after the first of january, that has an immediate impact on expenditure in the u.s. on about 2 million unemployed people. i think he is going to try to put together a skeleton deal to at least bridge the gap while negotiations continue. u.s. secretary of state -- >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has been taken to hospital. she suffered a concussion earlier this month. she is being treated with blood thinning medication and she will be monitored for the next 48 hours. venezuela's ailing president has had a new health setback, suffering complications after surgery. vice president nicolas maduro made an unexpected trip to the capital of cuba, where president chavez is receiving cancer trea
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